In memory of Ladislas Mpando (2010 alum)

We were deeply saddened to learn of Ladislas Mpando’s sudden passing on August 17th after suffering a severe stroke. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to Ladislas’ family and friends on behalf of all the IPDET network.

Ladislas, who attended IPDET in 2010 and served most recently as Deputy Director (Monitoring and Evaluation) within the Malawi Government, will be fondly remembered by many, especially those attending IPDET 2010 and those in his work group, as well as family, friends, and colleagues in Malawi.

Many messages have come through the listserv commenting on his zest for life and good spirits. We thank Marjorie Chisambo for alerting us of his passing. We will miss him.

    From: Josephine Watera
    Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:09:39
    This is really sad news. I remember him, we attended the workshop on conducting surveys together and he used to speak alot about his wife and children. May his soul rest in peace.

    From: Francis Andoh
    Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:24:04
    Dear Majorie,
    I am an IPDETER 2009 and I would like to share with you the sad news of the death of one of our IPDET family. Have my sympathy and may his soul rest in perfect peace!
    Francis-Xavier Andoh-Adj
    Deputy Director of Operations
    National Health Insurance Authority

    From: James Mwanzia
    Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:29:14
    Ipdeters, We are really sorry for this and trust God will comfort all of us. It is unfortunate that death has to once in a while snatch us out of this beautiful consoled dear 2010 IPdeters. jm ---

    From: Thokozile Masangu
    Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 22:45:57
    Good morning Marjorie
    It is indeed sad to hear about the passing away of Ladislas. May his soul rest in peace. Thanks for informing us.
    Thokozile Masangu

    From: Tebogo Banamile
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:22:36
    Hi Marjorie,
    Thanks for informing us, not only his family has lost even the IPDET family has lost a colleague. May his soul rest in peace.
    Kind Regards
    Tebogo (Botswana IPDETER)

    From: Pacifique Ngarambe Ruty
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:25:21
    Dear Marjorie, IPDETers 2010 and colleagues,
    This is shocking news and we are all devastated by this untimely death of our dear friend and colleague - The late Ladislas Mpando. He was such a special person with unique qualities; I remember very well how active he was during working group discussions (he was member of our group). He will be greatly missed, but happily well remembered. I wish to convey heartfelt sincere condolences to the wife, children and the immediate family of the late Ladislas, and to his colleagues in Malawi. Our prayers are with the family during these very difficult times of mourning. May the Almighty God rest his soul in eternal peace and comfort the bereaved family.
    Pacifique N. RUTY, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, UNICEF Rwanda

    From: Mary Njoroge
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:45:17
    Dear Marjorie, This is very sad news! Ladislas was so full of life. My condolences to his family and colleagues in the Office of the President, Malawi. Regards, Mary Njoroge

    From: Charitym Siame
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:54:52
    That is so sad. Ladislas was a kind and humble person. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

    From: Brigitta Westerheide
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:11:48
    Hello Marjorie,
    I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of Ladislas. My sincere condolences to you and your colleagues.
    Bicki Bicki Westerheide
    Evaluation Manager
    Gestionnaire d'Evaluation Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau| Bureau de verification interne et Evaluation Treasury Board of Canada, Secretariat

    From: Abdul Muwanika
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 09:32:50
    Dear Marjorie
    May Ladislas Mpando's soul rest in eternal peace.

    From: Ghada Abdeltawab
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:07:30
    Dear Marjorie, Thanks for sharing. This is very sad.. May his soul rest in peace. I am sure it must be very hard on you given your working relationship. I wish you all the best and hope we stay in contact.
    Ghada Abdel Tawab (Egypt)

    From: Dana Shdeed Sayyour
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:07:58
    Dear Marjorie, Deep condolences to his family and friends, may his soul rest in peace.
    Sincerely, Dana
    Dana Shdeed SAYYOUR, Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, UNESCO Beirut Lebanon

    From: Amdie K/Wold
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 02:04:06
    Dear Marjorie,
    Greetings! It is really sad to hear about our colleague Mpando death. I shared the flat at the Leeds with him and other colleagues. I was trying to get in touch with one of his earlier acquaintances in Ethiopia. I am so sorry. Is it because of an accident? Please pass my condolence to his family. May God bless him; and give his family the strength to withstand the sorrow.
    Best regards, Amdie

    From: Winnie M. Luhana
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:18:56
    Condolences on the passing of one of us, may his family be strengthened during this time of grief.
    Winnie Luhana (Zambia)

    From: Susan Lyaro
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:26:06
    Dear Marjorie,
    This is really very very BAD and SAD news. Ladis had become a true friend to me specifically and I had planned to give him a call in the near future. The world can be so cruel to have allowed such a humble person to leave us when some of us have just come to know him. Personnaly, I will miss him terribly. It so SAD, Marjorie, so sad. It's a pity the doctors could not save his life MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE, AMEN. Will build courage to call yoin the near future.

    From: Claudelle Mckellar
    Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:35:26
    Dear Marjorie
    This is indeed sad news. Please accept my condolensces as his countryman. Do take care of yourself.
    Claudelle Mc Kellar
    Director Ag. Public Service Transformation Division, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

    From: Gregory Addah
    Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 05:02:04
    May his soul rest in perfect peace. With this sad event we should remember to strengthen our bonds of friendship.

    From: Vivian Amanquah
    Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 12:26:21
    Very sad news indeed. Ladislas was such a humble and nice fellow. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace!!!
    Vivian Amanquah (Mrs.)
    Director, Centre for Gender and Development, Nairobi - Kenya

    From: Ellyna Chairani
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 01:28:32
    I would like to express my deep condolence on the sudden passing of our dear friend Ladislas Mpando. May his soul rest in peace. I also wish all of us the best.

    From: Brenda Kambaila
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 02:13:01
    Mr Mphando, a friend you were to me,, a father you were to me,,, our memories during IPDET 2010 at Carleton University are still fresh, its hard to believe you are gone,, really hard ,tough to believe you are gone,,,, indeed we were and still are "IPDET family"...i miss you. emails from your end have now stopped flowing,, unbelievable but true. Its hard to,, just hard, what a nice person you were
    May our Good Lord give us strength especially to your family. Your contributions to the Malawian Government will be greatly remembered.
    Brenda Kambaila (Zambia)

    From: Osaretin Adonri
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 03:07:54
    It was a rude shock to me when I read the mail on Ladisas; not because I think one should not die but why so soon after we shared so much with such a nice person. Well our consolation, as always is on the Almighty. IPDETters take heart, Marjorie thanks and please convey our heart felt condolence to the family.
    Osaretin Adonri (Nigeria)
    IPDET 2010

    From: Foaleng Mpako
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 03:29:23
    I am really shocked to learn about Ladislas Mpando suddent passing. May his soul rest in peace. Lots of courage to his family.
    Mpako Foaleng
    SSR Advisor
    DCAF, Geneva

    From: Ishwar Awasthi
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 05:45:15
    I express my profound sorrow and condolences on the sad demise of Ladislas Mpando.
    Dr.Ishwar Awasthi
    IPDET Alumni(2009)

    From: Niyuni William
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 06:04:48
    Kindly permit me to share my condolences with family, his working colleagues and 2010 ipdeters on the sudden death of our ipdet 2010 colleague Mpando. May his soul rest in the bosom of the Lord.

    From: Sara Mencha
    Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:20:37
    Hello Marjorie
    I'm very sorry. This is really sad. Please pass my condolence to his family and colleagues. May his soul rest in peace. Sincerelly Sara
    Dra. Sara Laria Menchaca ENSAP, Cuba

    From: Lucy Gaithi
    Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 08:54:09
    It is indeed very sad to lose such a dear and good hearted person, Ladislas Mpando! My condolences to the family. I pray that God in His grace and mercies will accord them the strength and comfort to face the future ahead. In all, I thank God for the time that Mpando lived and shared with others. He will be greatly missed by IPDETers 2010. May God rest his soul in eternal peace.
    Lucy Gaithi

    From: James Kroduah
    Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 08:40:55
    It's very unfortunate to open my mail, expectantly to read good news, only to be told that our friend and colleague, Ladislas is no more. Oh What a terrible news! It has taken me sometime to submit my condolence as I'm trying to understand the reality of this news. Alas! Mr. Ladislas Mpandos is gone. What can we say? For death is a neccessary end and it will come when it will come. The late Mr. Ladislas Mpandos was a member of the Education team that evaluated the Child Friendly Schools In Ruwanda at the small group stage. He exhibited maturity, in his contributions. Our late brother was polite, friedly, jovial, caring and demostrated concern for others. Indeed, his family has lost a caring, dependable and cherish Husband, loving Dady,trustworty Uncle, and benevolent Son. The Government has lost a resourceful Expert. IPDET 2010, death has laid its icy hand on our brother and friend Ladislas. Mr Mpandos we wish you safe journey Home until we meet again in Heaven.'Da Yie'(meaning Sound Sleep)
    James Kroduah
    Principal Economics Officer
    World Bank Unit
    Min. of Fin. & Econ. Plg
    Accra, Ghana

    From: Sannah Bathai
    Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:00:38
    Condolences on the passing of one of us, may his family be strengthened during this time of grief.
    God is our refuge and trust